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Exactly what I mean! I've seen great pics from Florennes with full afterburner takeoffs and a taxi-ing aircraft in front, instead of just the side-on shots
Which has nothing to do with artistic shots but the fact that those kind of pictures usually require more professional equipment to get a decent result.
I think the topic has shifted a bit from artistic to unorthodox shots. And you don't necessarily need professional equipment for great takeoff shots. I've made some very nice shots at the Open Days at Leeuwarden this year with a borrowed 400D (wouldn't call that pro gear). And that was my second time with a dSLR, so it's not the equipment, it's the imagination and creativeness of the person looking through the camera.
Everybody will make a picture of a jet taking of with full afterburner. Just like most will take pictures of landing aircraft, you just feel the urge to do so :D.
It's the fast AF, high shutterspeed, high lens quality, MM's, post-processing, etc. that makes these shots stunning, not artistic.
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I would say: boring, because it's the same picture as all the other people standing around you did make and published before you on the internet. For years I call these pictures 'Florennes pictures'.
I am a spotter with limited time for my hobby due to workload and family. I only went to a couple of TLP's in the last few years. I don't give a sh*t what kind of pictures all the people around me make, I make 'm for myself, not to show them to the rest of the world. And as I haven't visited so many TLP's in recent years, my 'kaartenbak' as Iwan would call it, is not brimming with similar shots. So I keep returning to my earlier point: everybody makes the pictures he thinks are suitable for his own collection.

Besides that, it don't understand why one thing would rule out the other. Off course I like to vary myself! But when I take 200 shots at Florennes, at least 150 will be side-ons on the roller or during landing, and the rest might be something a little more original. But I still like the 150 other ones too. I wonder if, due to the amount of pictures that we find on the net nowadays, a lot of people are maybe getting a little 'blasé'.
I've got thousands of dia's hiding in my attic and I recently got a look at some of them, due to a house move. Lot's of these consisted of side-ons of landing aircraft from times gone by and I am as happy with these shots now as I was then.

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Everybody will make a picture of a jet taking of with full afterburner. Just like most will take pictures of landing aircraft, you just feel the urge to do so .
It's the fast AF, high shutterspeed, high lens quality, MM's, post-processing, etc. that makes these shots stunning, not artistic.
Look at the pictures of the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest: the slow shutterspeed makes these pics stunning (together with the well chosen background). some will call these pics also artistic...
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Yep, I noticed the Budapest Air Race pics too. Absolutely stunning, especially the ones in the first post, with the slow shutterspeed. In fact I was a little surprised to read Kiwi's comment on those pics, as he has shown to be such a vivid defender of artistic shots in this thread.....
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Basman wrote:Yep, I noticed the Budapest Air Race pics too. Absolutely stunning, especially the ones in the first post, with the slow shutterspeed. In fact I was a little surprised to read Kiwi's comment on those pics, as he has shown to be such a vivid defender of artistic shots in this thread.....
Thanks for the flame, even though it might not be intended as one.. I just think the sharp horizontal lines draw the attention a tad too much to the background. Respect peoples opinions and comments will you? Sometimes shots don't come out perfectly, it happens. Don't get me wrong I think they are very good shots, I just added a small technical comment, the shots are great and I would have been more than pleased with them (and I bet the photographer is). Call me a critic, I just wanted to say more than the usual: Great shots, love them.
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Thanks for the flame, even though it might not be intended as one
:) No intention to flame, just a tease..... :wink:

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